This book reveals how an empire that stretched from Glasgow to Aswan in Egypt could be ruled from a single city and still survive more than a thousand years. The Government of the Roman Empire is the only sourcebook to concentrate on the administration of the empire, using the evidence of contemporary writers and historians. Specifically designed for students, with extensive cross-referencing, bibliographies and introductions and explanations for each item, this new edition brings the book right up-to-date, and makes it the ideal resource for students of the subject.
Author: Dr Barbara Levick,Barbara Levick
Alexander Severus' is full of controversy and contradictions. He came to the throne through the brutal murder of his cousin, Elagabalus, and was ultimately assassinated himself. The years between were filled with regular uprisings and rebellions, court intrigue (the Praetorian Guard slew their commander at the Emperor's feet) and foreign invasion. Yet the ancient sources generally present his reign as a golden age of just government, prosperity and religious tolerance Not yet fourteen when he became emperor, Alexander was dominated by his mother, Julia Mammaea and advisors like the historian, Cassius Dio. In the military field, he successfully checked the aggressive Sassanid Persians but some sources see his Persian campaign as a costly failure marked by mutiny and reverses that weakened the army. When Germanic and Sarmatian tribes crossed the Rhine and Danube frontiers in 234, Alexander took the field against them but when he attempted to negotiate to buy time, his soldiers perceived him as weak, assassinated him and replaced him with the soldier Maximinus Thrax. John McHugh reassesses this fascinating emperor in detail.
Rome's Age of Insurrection, AD222-235
Author: John S McHugh
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Benjamin Isaac is one of the most distinguished historians of the ancient world, with a number of landmark monographs to his name. This volume collects most of his published articles and book chapters of the last two decades, many of which are not easy to access, and republishes them for the first time along with some brand new chapters. The focus is on Roman concepts of state and empire and mechanisms of control and integration. Isaac also discusses ethnic and cultural relationships in the Roman Empire and the limits of tolerance and integration, as well as attitudes to foreigners and minorities, including Jews. The book will appeal to scholars and students of ancient, imperial, and military history, as well as to those interested in the ancient history of problems which still resonate in today's societies.
Author: Benjamin Isaac
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This collection, based on the author's many years of teaching the subject to undergraduates, is a thorough and scholarly compilation of all the sources of evidence for the history of Britain under Roman rule.
Author: S. Ireland
Publisher: Psychology Press
Roman Britain: A Sourcebook has established itself as the only comprehensive collection of source material on the subject. It incorporates literary, numismatic and epigraphic evidence for the history of Britain under Roman rule, as well as translations of major literary sources. This new edition includes not only recently discovered material, but also the texts of Caesar’s commentaries on his expeditions to Britain in 55 and 54 BC, as well as relevant sections of Tacitus’ biography of his father-in-law, former governor of Britain. The inclusion of these pivotal texts, which provide the most detailed account of the Romans campaigns in Britain, significantly underlies the volume’s usefulness to all students of Roman Britain. Though most of the material is arranged chronologically, there are also thematic sections on geography, religion and social and economic activity. Each section is prefaced by an introductory note, and the inclusion of illustrations and maps enhances the attractiveness of this updated collection as a teaching tool and a work of reference.
Author: Senior Lecturer Department of Classics and Ancient History Stanley Ireland,Stanley Ireland
The Edinburgh Companion is a gateway to the fascinating worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. Wide-ranging in its approach, expert contributors demonstrate the multifaceted nature of classic civilization by drawing together perspectives and methods of different disciplines, from philosophy to history, poetry to archaeology, art history to numismatics, and many more.
Author: Edward Bispham,Thomas J. Harrison,Brian A. Sparkes
This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Literary Criticism
Die "Problemata Physica" stellen ein Konglomerat von nacharistotelischen Schriften dar, deren Hauptteil im Wesentlichen im 3. Jahrhundert v. Chr. von Angehörigen des Peripatos im Anschluss an echte aristotelische Aufzeichnungen zum Gebrauch in der Schule selbst zusammengestellt wurden. Die in 36 Bücher eingeteilte Sammlung ist von besonderem Interesse, weil das hier behandelte Material aus den verschiedensten Bereichen – Medizin, Zoologie, Botanik, Musik – einzig in dieser Quelle überliefert worden ist und Aufschluss über die Geschichte dieser Wissenschaften gibt.
Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
This dictionary catalogues all documentation of Greek personal names known for inhabitants of Rome. In addition to laying theoretical foundations, the author provides a detailed system that gives access to Rome's highly representative Greek onomastic material. Particular strengths of the work are its thorough dating of the inscriptions, its wealth of textual criticism, and its abundance of linguistic and epigraphic observations.
Author: Heikki Solin
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Greek language
das Spiel um Leben und Tod
Author: Michael Poliakoff
Author: Arthur James Wells
Category: English literature
von 550 v. Chr. bis 650 n. Chr
Author: Josef Wiesehöfer
Religion und Politik in Athen während des Peloponnesischen Krieges
Author: Alexander Rubel
Category: Athens (Greece)